Posts Tagged ‘Research’

Research on Active Learning Spaces

December 21, 2012

D-Christopher-BrooksD. Christopher Brooks, Ph.D., joined our campus for a conversation on learning spaces.  Brooks is a Research Fellow in Educational Technology Services at the University of Minnesota where he conducts empirical research on the impact of educational technologies on teaching practices and learning outcomes.  Watch and listen as he shares his findings on the relationship between active learning spaces and student learning outcomes, instructor and student behavior, and student perceptions of the learning experience. Brooks also shares findings on the relationship between the type of pedagogical approach and student learning outcomes and student perceptions of the learning experience.

Pedagogy and Space: Empirical Research On New Learning Environments – December 10, 2012

Space Matters: The Impact of Active Learning Classrooms – December 11, 2012

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Faith-Story Revisions

August 3, 2010

MFT students Scott Green and Virgil Kim present a Qualitative Study Proposal on the Effects of Narrative Re-Authoring at the SPFC Research conference. Introduced by Associate Professor Scott Edwards, Director of Clinical Training and Research. May 26, 2010 [Video]

Evaluation of the Use of Semantic Web Technology in a Collaborative Learning Environment

November 20, 2009

Andrew Lumpe, Professor of Education, and David Wicks, Director of Instructional Technology Services, share their research findings at the SLOAN-C International Conference on Online Learning. In this study, a semantic web tool called Twine was used in a graduate level course for K-12 educators. It was found that collaborative teams using the semantic web application developed higher levels of expertise. October 29, 2009. (32:20) [Video]

A Consensual Qualitative Investigation of Internationalizing the Undergraduate and Graduate Psychology Curricula

November 9, 2009

Lynette Bikos, SPU Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of Research, and her doctoral advisees, Rebekah Forman and Nicola De Paul, present their research and findings at the 2009 APA Convention. [Video]

Best Teaching Ideas 2009

June 8, 2009

Creative Presentations for Teachers SPU Assistant Professor of Education and Elementary Placement Coordinator Debby Espinor describes a project that requires her students to create creative presentations that illustrate their individual teaching philosophies. [Audio] [Video]

What Is Truth? SPU Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology Paul Yost outlines his use of a postmodern Cinderella story to examine the importance of varying perspectives in trying to get at truth. [Audio] [Video]

Teaching Grammar by Numbers Instructor of English Misty Anne Winzenried describes her method for teaching grammar to students. [Audio] [Video]

Market Simulation Associate Professor of Economics Doug Downing simulates the fluctuation in the stock market in a classroom where the buying and selling by students changes the value of their stocks. [Audio] [Video]

The Physics Interview Process Assistant Professor of Physics Hunter Close shares about how learning assistants studied how students think about something in physics. [Audio] [Video]

Erickson Conference Presentations

May 20, 2009

The Erickson Conference showcases the outstanding research contributions that SPU students make in the fields of Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics. Students present the findings of their individual research projects.

Truth, Consistency, and the Crisis of Foundations [Audio] [Video]

Ratio and Proportion [Audio] [Video]

Is Sudoku NP-Complete? [Audio] [Video]

Using Distance Sampling to Estimate Population Size of Black-tailed Deer on Blakely Island, WA [Audio] [Video]

oChem Hammer [Audio] [Video]

Brain Rule 1: Exercise Boosts Brain Power

May 13, 2008

SPU Director of the Center for Brain Research John Medina describes the relationships between motion and increased brain power. February 27, 2008. (3:36) [Video]

Psychology of Hope | Any Hope in Politics? | Healing from Eating Disorder

October 29, 2007

Recent Features:
The Psychology of Hope Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of Research Lynette Bikos and doctoral student Lauren Shepherd discuss the psychological studies of hope, as defined as motivation and agency, and outline building and maintaining hope in one’s own life. 2007 Day of Common Learning. October 24, 2007. (41:32) [Video]

Is There Any Hope in Politics? Professor of Political Science Reed Davis presents the need for Christians to be involved in justice and politics as followers of Christ’s New Testament teachings on leadership and stewardship. 2007 Day of Common Learning. October 24, 2007. (42:01) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
Healing from Eating Disorders and Addiction Actress Carol Anderson shares about her struggle with anorexia-bulimia and God’s eventual healing in her life. She offers encouragement to listeners who are struggling to overcome destructive behaviors. February 14, 1996. (23:31) [Audio]


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